A Full House with Science Oxford’s autumn programme
Saturday 1st October 2016
The odds are good as Science Oxford kicks off its autumn events programme with a winning hand of films, comedy and gaming guaranteed to inspire and challenge you.
Have a look at our full programme of autumn events here.
Practice your poker face and outplay Lady Luck with an evening of poker probability and psychology with the ‘Science of Poker‘ on Friday 14th October at St Aldates Conference Centre. Learn more about the head games that define what happens at the poker table with mathematician and author of The Perfect Bet Adam Kucharski and psychologist Danielle Shore, and try out your bluffing skills at a friendly poker tournament. Book here.
For tech and gaming geeks, play along with WiFi Wars, a live comedy game show at the Glee Club on 23rd October! Hosted by comedian and regular video-games commentator Steve McNeil, the technology used in the show was originally created for the live incarnation of Go 8-Bit, and will feature in the new TV adaptation of the show hosted by Dara Ó Briain. Book here.
“Some of the most fun we’ve had in aeons” The Londonist
The psychological intrigue continues with our screening of The Stanford Prison Experiment at the Ultimate Picture Palace on 26th October, an intense thriller directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez starring Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Trainwreck), Tye Sheridan (Joe, X-Men: Apocalypse) and Billy Crudup (Watchmen, Alien: Covenant), in the 2015 adaptation of Philip Zimbardo’s now-infamous 1971 psychological study. Zimbardo intended his study to test the impact of situational power and powerlessness – but nobody was prepared for the results.
Can we really resist evil? Join Seena Fazel, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at Oxford University after the movie to discuss. Book here.
“We watch with equal fascination and dread as a group of fresh-faced undergraduates adapt with scary speed to the roles they’re assigned.” AA Dowd
We hope to see you soon!